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Million dollar winning ticket sold in Coffee Co.

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Four people will split the profits of a winning ticket worth $1 million sold last week in Coffee County.

Gate Food Post #0229, located on Bowens Mill Road S.E. in Douglas, sold a winning $1,000,000 Jackpot instant ticket, a Georgia Lottery game, worth the top prize.

The winners, who will share the prize, are Orville and Janice Carter of Douglas; Keven Johnson of Douglas; and Lorrinda Johnson of Broxton.

They claimed the prize Dec. 18 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program.

More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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